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PBS
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm PDT
a new speed record. john acquire -- john mcguire reports. >> this is no milk float. nick haunting is at the wheel of a vehicle that may not sound like a super car, but certainly behaves like one. the speed on the first leg tops 145. nick, this is john, go, go, go. and on the return mile, he goes even faster, setting a new record of 140 miles per hour. they have done it, have they? they have done it? yes, they have done it. congratulations, you have broken the record. >> but what is it like to drive? >> it is very different. it is phenomenally quick. it feels different to any racing car or road car that i have driven. the acceleration is phenomenal. it is probably one of the quickest cars are driven. it is quicker than a be-while for raleigh. -- a v-12 ferrari. >> the company behind it, ec otricity is a clean energy firm and wants to challenge the concept that all grain cars are slow. >> they are not the kinds of things that normally, he would drive. they are super cars. they are as good as anything else on the road today. >> we brit have long harbored a the previous record, set by
PBS
Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm EDT
unpopular among white students. it led to riots so severe president john f. kennedy sent in the national guard to restore order. so 50 years long, how have things changed in america? >> i came back to mississippi in 1960 to launch a war against white supremacy with the intent of destroying it. the color line didn't enter the picture. only citizenship. and the rights and privileges there are and the reality of enjoying them or not enjoying them. and that's the reason why i looked the way i did because i knew the other side of fear that if someone was in the situation where they were afraid and showed no fear it would scare the life out of the other side and i know it was for rear because they were shaking like a leaf on a tree. my job was finished. once i put the president of the united states in the position where he had to use the military might of the united states of america to protect my rights as a citizen, everything else was somebody else's job. i was not a human being. i was a soldier. and soldiers when they go to war, what soldiers do is kill enemies. of course a soldier must at
WHUT
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
rights. more from the bbc's john in gaza city. it's a pretty long list of atrocities and failings, isn't it? >> some pretty strong language, david from human rights watch saying the criminal justice system in gaza wreaks of injustice. widespread systematic torture even saying three prisoners were executed on the basis of confessions extracted through torture. i've been speaking to one young man who is a supporter of hamas' rivals, fatah, and he has been arrested many times in recent years and we have obviously concealed his identity but i've been asking him what happened to him while he was being detained. >> conditions of detention were more than bad. i was subjected to torture, beatings and humiliation. i was not allowed to bathe for a few days. they put a stinky bag over my head and the beatings and humiliation continued for several days. once they stripped my leg and burned my foot with a cigarette lighter. >> john, this isn't the first time these allegations or those allegations the victim made have been made. what's being made of all this? >> well, hamas has been more open t
PBS
Oct 3, 2012 4:00pm PDT
. it was argued that john f. kennedy had shown richard nixon mainly because of the way he looked on screen. do these debates boil down to style over substance? we're joined by brian callahan who coaches government and industry leaders in public speaking. how much do looks matter in this? if nixon had sweated less in that clip that we just saw, would he have done better? >> i think he would have. particularly since it was the dawn of television and people were getting visual cues for the first time. when senator kennedy looked much more comfortable than nixon, that played very much to his advantage. >> well, let's take a look at the presidential debate now in 1984. ronald reagan was asked if he was too old to be president. >> i want you to know that i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i'm not going to exploit for political purposes my opponent's youth and inexperience. [laughter] >> that is also one of my favorite lines. >> that is my favorite as well. >> it is pretty good. it tells us nothing about policy but it made us laugh. >> it tells us that he had a sense of humor.
WHUT
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
, the takeover is going to go ahead. john explain to us how the deal works. >> they have financed and supported that group for many years and the companies are close, but they trade at an arm's length distance. in reality there is a lot that goes on between these companies. they are pulling the mining expertise in to say that there is more money to be made in mining at this point in time and even more to be made by trading commodities. >> talking about the future there was promising. one thing to mention is how happy they have been with the arrangement, there have been many arguments about who will be maintaining what. a good combination, these companies together. >> that you very much. in russia, the appeal hearing for the members of a punk rock group, was a riot, has been adjourned. they were sentenced to two years in prison for singing a song that mocked vladimir putin. they say they doubt their conviction will be overturned because the case is part of a wider crackdown on critics of the russian president. fiercely contested parliamentary elections in georgia, there has already bee
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